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Climate Resiliency Fellow

California Climate Action Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024

Location

Berkeley, California

Hourly pay equivalent

$19.76

Project summary

The California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is part of a statewide initiative to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. CCAC matches Fellows with organizations to mobilize community members to take direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, organic waste diversion and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency. This is a climate-focused, workforce development program for emerging climate and environmental leaders.

Opportunity description

In 2023, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) initiated the Bay Area Climate Resiliency Corps (BACRC) to extend its legacy of empowering youth in conservation service. Comprising youth teams, the BACRC focuses on climate resiliency projects in historically disadvantaged areas of the Greater East Bay. Climate Fellows will lead BACRC, recruiting and guiding youth teams, implementing climate projects, providing education, and organizing volunteer events. Through this impactful work, Fellows contribute to reducing urban heat islands, enhancing green spaces, fostering community resilience, and engaging youth in meaningful service and education opportunities. Recruit, train, coordinate youth teams to implement climate resiliency projects - including tree planting, maintenance, invasive species removal, and schoolyard greening - in the Greater East Bay Design and deliver climate education programs to deepen understanding of personal and community resilience. Organize and lead volunteer events at schools and within communities, engaging hundreds of volunteers in climate-related activities. Collaborate with municipalities, land management agencies, and community stakeholders to identify and prioritize climate resiliency projects. Manage project planning, partnership coordination, and risk assessment to ensure successful project completion. Serve as a liaison between BACRC teams and SCA leadership, providing regular updates on project progress and outcomes.

Benefits

  • $33,600 stipend
  • $10,000 education award
  • 340 hours of professional development
  • Minimum essential healthcare
  • Loan forbearance
  • Food and childcare assistance (for those eligible)

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be age 18 or older by August 16, 2024. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities. Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban greening

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor